Found November 01, 2013 on RealGM:
Carmelo Anthony can opt out of his contract on July 1 to become a free agent. Anthony's consistently said that his preference is to remain with the New York Knicks. “I want to retire in New York, I mean, let’s just be quite frank,” said Anthony. “I think a lot of people jumped the gun when I said I wanted to be a free agent,” Anthony said. “And yeah, I want people to come play in New York. I want them to want to play in New York. I want New York to be that place where guys want to come play.”

'Melo creates even more questions

It was just a month ago that Carmelo Anthony was smoking cigars and telling the New York Observer he wanted to become a free agent at least once before his career was over. So take this pill with a spoonful of skepticism, but Anthony said Thursday night on TNT's broadcast that he wants to retire as a member of the New York Knicks. "They pulled all the strings to get me...

Timberwolves defense sets sights on Knicks, Carmelo Anthony

Shutting down one of the NBA's elite players put the Minnesota Timberwolves on the cusp of their best start in 12 years. Another strong defensive effort against last season's scoring champion should be enough to achieve that feat. Two days after bottling up Kevin Durant, the Timberwolves will look to shut down Carmelo Anthony and end a four-game slide against the New York...

Carmelo Anthony says “I want to retire in New York”.

Carmelo Anthony says he wants “to retire in New York” and he is hoping to recruit some other big name players to join him. In an interview prior to the Knicks v.s. Bulls game last night, Anthony said he wants to remain with the New York Knicks franchise permanently. “They pulled all the strings to get me here, and I wanted to be here, you know,” Anthony said in the television...

Carmelo Anthony would like to Retire in New York with Knicks

Whenever Carmelo Anthony is asked about his pending free agency, he is quoted as saying many different things. Anthony has an early termination option in his deal to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he chooses. Currently, he is under contract with the Knicks for next season at over $23 million. This allows Anthony to leave New York this summer or next...

Carmelo Anthony: ‘I Want To Retire In New York’

Speaking in a segment aired during the TNT broadcast of the Bulls vs. Knicks game on Thursday night, Carmelo Anthony commented on the chatter surrounding his impending free agency this offseason, “I want to retire in New York.” “They pulled all of the strings to get me here, and I wanted to be here. And, I want to retire in New York, I mean, let’s just be quite frank.”...

Carmelo Anthony wants to retire with New York Knicks

After much speculation about his upcoming free agency, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has come out and said that he wants to retire with the New York Knicks. During a recent interview with TNT’s David Aldridge, this is what Melo had to say on the matter: *** Carmelo Anthony image courtesy of Getty Images

Carmelo Anthony Says He Wants To Retire In New York (Video)

Carmelo has been sounding like a guy that has no intentions of bolting New York in the summer. Obviously, this could mean absolutely nothing. How many athletes have said these type of things and ended up doing the exact opposite? The answer would be a lot. Follow Mark Gunnels @RealMarkGunnels Twitter: @FullScaleSport

Carmelo Anthony on impending free agency: ‘I want to retire in New York’ (video)

On the very same network that employs Charles Barkley, who castigated Carmelo Anthony for all his free agency talk during the offseason, the Knicks guard appeared to express his desire to remain in New York, despite his admission that he intends to test free agency at season’s end. In a video segment that aired during […]The post Carmelo Anthony on impending free agency: ‘I...

Reminded that Melo just isn’t among the NBA’s truly elite players

Just shortPhoto: Getty Images There are some moments that bring things to light that you knew were there. Instances that provide clarity based on contrast. Last night’s Knicks-Bulls game was one of those occasions. It was a subtle reminder to any of those delusional Knicks fans (of whom there are droves) that NO, Carmelo Anthony isn’t among the NBA’s truly elite. Now, now,...

New York Knicks Game 1 Recap: Knicks Beat Bucks 90-83

The New York Knicks knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks in their season opener 90-83. This had the look of a laugher at halftime, as the Knicks jumped out to a 25 point lead. But of course, these are the Knicks who still haven’t cured last season’s issue of putting inferior teams away. They were actually trailing 81-80 in the final two minutes but thanks to a final flurry led by...

Now Charles Barkley blames the media for his Carmelo Anthony drama

Charles Barkley started this. Now he’s looking for someone else to blame. When Carmelo Anthony announced he would opt out of his contract on July 1 and become a free agent, Sir Charles, TNT’s NBA studio analyst, was quick to criticize. He delivered his critique of Anthony a few different times, including twice on TNT (Monday/Thursday). Barkley’s rap was basically the same...

Metta World Peace takes subway to first Knicks game

Metta World Peace made his New York Knicks debut Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Instead of driving in a car or taking a helicopter to get from Queensbridge to Manhattan to join the Knicks, World Peace traveled by subway. From Newsday:  His dream of becoming a Knick finally a reality in his 15th year in the NBA, World Peace thought it would only be appropriate to return home...

Morning Shootaround: Opening the Rolodex

KNICKS-BULLS Bulls 82, Knicks 81 Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony are at very different points in their careers as they entered their matchup Thursday at United Center. Rose was playing his first home game since tearing his ACL and missing all of last season. He got a very loud ovation as he came onto the floor and continued to show flashes of his brilliance along with rust...

Knicks 90, Bucks 83: Observations

Before we turn our attention to the Knicks’ second game of the season – and a nice early test – against the Chicago Bulls, a few more observations on Wednesday’s season-opening win over the Milwaukee Bucks. - The Knicks’ 22 turnovers would have been a season-high from last year. There were some newbies in the lineup for sure, but that isn’t the sole reason the Knicks’...

Knicks Fall Short 81-82

By Max Marcilla Knicks 81 Bulls 82 Boxscore Summary: All the Knick fans can hope for is that there won’t be many games like this one in the future. A floater by Derrick Rose with just under six seconds left guided the Bulls to their first win of the season, and handed the Knicks their first loss. The Knicks showed positive signs,and negative signs for the second straight night...
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